Tag: President Jacob Zuma

  • Why President Zuma’s State of the Nation address fails

    Listening to President Zuma’s speech, I was impressed but then, when I started thinking about the content, I became less and less impressed.  So I went to look at the online version of the full speech. I went to bed thinking that while there was some merit in the content — something is being done […]

  • The President’s Hot Air… errm… Line

    I called the Presidential Hotline on September 27 to complain about appalling traffic policing on Limpopo’s roads (see Chaos & anarchy in Limpopo). The call was answered by a familiar voice, “Hello, this is president Jacob Zuma.  You’ve reached the Presidential Hotline.” After all the details were laboriously taken down by the operator, I was…